PWC TURKEY 2018
The next Paragliding World Cup will take place in Aksaray in the centre of Turkey from the 8th to 15th of September.
The pilots will be taking off from the slopes of Hasan Dagi, a 3270m dormant volcano. Apart from the mountain the take off is on, the terrain is mostly flat with small foothills dotted around and some impressive gorges.
The flying can be quite technical, once you’re established in the flats, where the ground level is about 1000m, conditions can often change from booming to mincey and back to booming again on one transition. Switching gears will be the key to success in this stunning location which is a photographers paradise.
For Harry Bloxham, his most memorable flying experience, was in the Pre-World Cup at Hasan Dagi, Askaray in 2016. Asked about his favourite site, Hasan Dagi came out tops. Eight out of the top ten from the 2016 Pre World Cup will be there to compete again, so there seem to be lots of thumbs up for this new World Cup venue!
Don’t forget to keep up with all the action in what promises to be another great competition via the live Commentary and tracking on the PWCA app and watch some amazing footage and pilot interviews on World Cup TV at PWCA.org
Photos Courtesy of Harry Bloxham